Support our services in Edinburgh

Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. Every day 6 people in Edinburgh hear the devastating news they have cancer. With the number of people in our area living with or beyond cancer set to almost double by 2030, we want to help ensure no one has to go through it alone.

That’s why Macmillan is carrying out a £1 million programme of improvements to transform cancer support services in the city. We will be working with Edinburgh City Council, Edinburgh Leisure and NHS Lothian to enhance the support for people locally affected by cancer. This will include brand new services to help people with the emotional, financial and practical impact of the disease.

Whether you’ve had a cancer diagnosis, or you’re a family member or carer, we know how important it is to have the right kind of support during a time when you need it most.

We will provide a wide-range of services and support, including:

  • information on all aspects of living with and beyond cancer
  • emotional support or just an opportunity to talk
  • financial advice and help to access benefits
  • expert occupational therapists to help with issues around cancer and work
  • help to get active such as gardening and walking groups

Text EDINBURGH to 70550 to donate £5 to this Edinburgh campaign.

Texts cost £5 plus standard network rate. Obtain billpayer's permission. Age 16+ UK mobiles only. Macmillan receives 100% of every £1 donated this way. We'd like to contact you by SMS to tell you more about our work. To opt out, text NOCALL to 70550. Macmillan Cancer Support, a registered charity in England & Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Full T&Cs at or contact 0300 1000 200.

Kirsty, diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 29

'It's not just your body that is affected but your mind also. Each person is different and what support suits one, might not suit another. Macmillan understands this and treats everyone as an individual.'

Charlie, diagnosed with prostate cancer at 62

'My wife and I were totally dumbfounded and devastated. I knew almost nothing about the disease, and thought I woudn't survuve more than a few months. Macmillan were invaluable in keeping my mind in the best place possible.'

Lorraine, diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 36

'Cancer is difficult enough to deal with and knowing that there is support from Macmillan to help you through some of this is so important. Nobody should have to go through it alone.'